ArJay was born in Santurce, Puerto Rico and raised in Humacao, Puerto Rico. He has loved the mic since 5 years old. Found his way into the music scene by the age of 16. He works passionately to create his own style and has recorded with artists like, Eloy (El Nene del Género), Jayko Pa (La Voz de la Calle) & Wesly (La Sensación de las Voces), among others. Working with producers like Dj Memo, Fenndel, Bryan Lee, Manage the 5th Element and others. His latest collaboration "Dime Cuándo" with Jayko Pa has been one of his most requested songs throughout Latin America.
I started back in the day, just kidding with my friends in a class in junior high school. Everyone was doing it and so I gave it a shot noticed that I was able to rhyme without hesitation and had an ease with metaphors and similes, so I just began doing it and battling here and there and freestyling. I saw it as a means of letting go and as an art.
I cannot say I was inspired by anyone in particular, but rather a movement, which included artists like Tupac, Big Pun, Notorious Big, Tempo, Ruben Sam, Vico C, Point Breakers, Kriss Kross, among others including outside the genre like Michael Jackson, Janet Jackson, Kid Rock, Eminem and others.